September 19, 2021

Oriental Coleslaw with Asian Dressing

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This saucy paleo and vegan friendly Oriental Coleslaw with Asian Dressing is loaded with spicy-sweet flavors! The perfect Summer side!

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So good that you could eat a bowl of it.

No, for REAL. I am not lying to you.

This Asian coleslaw is loaded with all this kinda-spicy-kinda-sweet, perfectly salty and CRISPY-CRUNCHY goodness that just makes you keep tasting it, only to realize that – POOF – it’s all gone before it even makes its way atop a sandwich, burger or even a Thai salad and cauliflower rice wrap.

Your tongue tingles with creamy, nutty almond butter and then EXPLODES with a flavor BURST of fresh, warm ginger, salty soy sauce (or coconut aminos!) and this tangy PUNCH of lime juice and you’re just liiiike “NOPE. This is NOT going on top of something.”

Whole bowl of this Oriental coleslaw recipe and I’ll just call it a cabbage salad for dinner for me please and THANK YOU.

Why you will LOVE This Recipe

Asian Recipes are some of my go-tos because they’re always loaded with bold, rich flavors and are often colorful and pleasing to the eyes! I love cooking up a asian miso steak sheet pan meal for Mr. FFF and I because it’s the PERFECT all-in-one dinner. If you don’t need a main dish, consider trying out air fryer roasted asian broccoli or today’s fresh and tasty salad recipe: oriental coleslaw with soy sauce! This recipe is loaded with BRIGHT colors and FANTASTIC flavors, not to mention it is loaded with goodness. The veggies are bursting with vitamins and minerals and the dressing uses healthy ingredients to create a bold flavor that is anything but bland. It’ll be your new favorite salad! 

Ingredients Needed 

If you are someone who doesn’t like plain, boring salads and veggie dishes, then this flavorful and fun oreintal coleslaw healthy is going to be the PERFECT side dish for your next meal! It uses a variety of healthy and delicious ingredients to create a bright and colorful side that the whole family will love. Here’s what you’ll need to round up before getting started:

Nappa CabbageRed CabbageBok Choy LeavesGrated CarrotCilantroRed Bell Pepper Water ChestnutsBamboo ShotsGreen OnionsSea SaltNatural Creamy Almond ButterFresh Lime JuiceAvocado OilCoconut AminosToasted Sesame OilSrirachaHoneyRice VinegarFresh GingerSea Salt, to taste
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How to make Oriental Coleslaw


In a large bowl, mix all of the salad ingredients until combined. In a smaller bowl, add all the ingredients for the dressing and whisk them until it is smooth. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix until everything is coated evenly. 


Cover the coleslaw with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge. Chill for at least one hour, but a few hours is recommended! 


Serve it up and enjoy!

a large wok full of Oriental Coleslaw with a spoon

Recipe Variations

If you want to add in something else or mix things up a bit when it comes to this oriental coleslaw recipe, be my guest! Feel free to chop up some almonds or peanuts nice and small and throw in a handful for some more texture and another boost of protein. You could also skip a step and use your favorite store bought Asian dressing instead of the one in this recipe if you need this salad whipped up quickly! Another way to add a bit more crunch and texture would be to crush up ramen noodles and add them to the coleslaw.

Oriental Coleslaw mixed together and served with a lime wedge

How long does Coleslaw Last?

Once you’ve mixed up your coleslaw, you’re ready to enjoy it as a side dish, snack, or even toss in some more protein to make it a meal! Did you know that you can keep it as leftovers in the fridge too? It’s a great option for meal prep for those busy weeknights or to bring for lunch at the office! Simply store it in an airtight container and it will last for about 3-5 days.

Oriental Coleslaw being served from a wok

THIS Oriental coleslaw with Asian dressing is coming to BATTLE.

a large wok full of Oriental Coleslaw with a spoon

Oriental Coleslaw with Asian Dressing

.wprm-recipe-rating .wprm-rating-star.wprm-rating-star-full svg * { fill: #343434; }This saucy paleo and vegan friendly Oriental Coleslaw with Asian Dressing is loaded with spicy-sweet flavors! The perfect Summer side!Course Side DishCuisine AsianPrep Time 20minutesChilling time 1hourTotal Time 20minutesServings 10as a sideCalories 185kcal


For the coleslaw:

2CupsNappa cabbage,shredded (about 1/4 of a cabbage)2CupsRed cabbage,shredded (about 1/4 of a cabbage)1 1/2CupsBok choy leaves,shredded3/4CupGrated carrot, tightly packed (about 1 large carrot)3/4CupCilantro,roughly chopped and lightly packed1/2Large red bell pepper,diced1/2CupWater chestnuts,diced1/2CupBamboo shoots,diced1/2CupGreen onions,slicedSea salt,to taste

For the dressing:

1/2CupNatural creamy almond butter3TbspFresh lime juice2TbspAvocado oil2TbspCoconut aminos(or soy sauce)1TbspToasted sesame oil1TbspSriracha2tspHoney(or agave for vegan)2tspRice vinegar2tspFresh ginger,mincedSea salt,to taste


Mix all the salad ingredients in a large bowl until well combined. 
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In a large bowl, whisk all the dressing ingredients until smooth and creamy. Season to taste with sea salt.
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Pour the dressing over the coleslaw and stir until well mixed and coated. Cover and refrigerate for at LEAST 1 hour, but a few hours is best!
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Once chilled, season to taste with salt and DEVOUR!
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Calories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 12.9gProtein: 3.9gFat: 14.2gSaturated Fat: 1.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 8.4gSodium: 132mgPotassium: 364mgFiber: 3.4gSugar: 4.8gVitamin A: 2910IUVitamin C: 63.2mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 0.9mg


Sharp ceramic knives
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Amount Per Serving Calories 185Calories from Fat 128% Daily Value*Fat 14.2g22%Saturated Fat 1.5g9%Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5gMonounsaturated Fat 8.4gSodium 132mg6%Potassium 364mg10%Carbohydrates 12.9g4%Fiber 3.4g14%Sugar 4.8g5%Protein 3.9g8%Vitamin A 2910IU58%Vitamin C 63.2mg77%Calcium 60mg6%Iron 0.9mg5%* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: SMART POINTS: 5 POINTS+:5 . OLD POINTS: 4

(per 1/8 of the salad.)

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Published Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 08:00:00 +0000